Truly the harvest in Victoria is ready, and looking ahead we can confidently say that God will be with us as we humbly serve Him in 2019. 

May we continue to pray for a deeper experience with Christ, that as we go forward with our hearts softened and filled with His Spirit, we will be used as God’s channels for communicating His blessings to others. 

I love the quote in Colporteur Ministry page 154, “As the end draws near, the work of God is to increase in full strength and purity and holiness.  The workers are to be filled with love for God and for one another…  Let us ever remember that we are labourers together with God.” 

As a church we have been blessed with many different ministries all playing their part to carry forward the everlasting gospel in our Victorian harvest field.  In unity there is strength, and as we minister in our different callings, understanding that we are labourers together with God, we will be used as His vessels to hasten the return of our Saviour Jesus Christ. 

As Literature Evangelists we will…

1. Continue to connect our contacts with church members and Pastors

2. Encourage many in the community to come along to our church services and programs

3. Further encourage church members to distribute literature

4. Grow the Literature Ministry team

5. Sell and give away many message books into the community.

Recently two more LE contacts were baptised.  Thok Pal, our part-time LE and currently studying at Avondale, had the joy of seeing Nyahok Kim and Nyamach Khat baptised. Pr Russell Puna writes, “It was beautiful.  On the Edithvale beach in front of the Sudanese members and beach goers. Celebration songs from the choir in their robes.  A good witness!” 

Looking back over the 30 plus years of working as a full-time Literature Evangelist I have seen many LE contacts give their lives to Christ and be baptised.  Literature distribution is ordained by God and is a part of God’s great plan in these last days before Jesus returns.  “And in a large degree through our publishing houses is to be accomplished the work of that other angel who comes down from heaven with great power and who lightens the earth with his glory.” CM page 4.

Let’s all be involved!  The harvest in Victoria is truly ripe and one way that we can be involved is to share literature and books with our friends and neighbours.  Every piece of literature distributed is an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to touch some life for the kingdom of God.  You can make a difference in someone’s life today.  Lead your church into widely distributing our publications and watch the powerful difference it makes in the growth of your church. God will honour your faithfulness and do something special through your efforts.

Wanting books like Steps to Christ, Great Controversy etc for mass distribution?  Considering inviting an LE team to your church neighbourhood, contact me on
0421 028 171 or lejoe@tpg.com.au

Books are our assistants, they keep influencing minds and touching hearts long after we are gone!

Joe Paola
Conference LE Team Leader